Timekeeper | Book Review


book one in the Timekeeper series

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A fun take on the whimsy of clock towers.

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author: Tara Sim
Published: November 2016
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Pages: 414 (hardback)

My favourite thing about this book was the quiet way magic was imbued in the story. This is all about a mechanic who is part of a guild that maintains clock towers in London. But clock towers are very important in this story – they control the time of the area they are built in. If they stop, time stops.

So not only do we have the excitement of a mystery around clock towers who keep breaking down and causing great distress when towns get stuck in endless time loops, cut off from the rest of the world, but there’s a sweet gay romance in this that will make your toes curl with delight.

I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed the narration for this one. We have two really lovely and genuine characters leading this story, which makes the tension that much more intense because bad people try to trip up your precious characters!

It was really fun piecing together what was going on and working out why things were going wrong. This was a multilayered story that I really don’t think gets enough attention for how good it is. I’m really curious to see where the story will go from here and I’m definitely keen to keep reading.

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